| Location in Karsos Objective Republic|
|Area||192 km² (74 sq mi)|
| 556,089 |
2896/km² (7514/sq mi)
|Administrative Divisions||12 Numbered Wards|
|Time Zones||East Samir Time (EST) (AMT -3)|
Wyatt is the capital and largest city of The Karsos Objective Republic. Founded in 1752 by Valto Sparra, it replaced Fort Strand as the capital of the Karsos Colony and has been the capital of the nation in all its independent forms since the War of Independence.
Wyatt is the largest port in western Karsos. All goods leaving the country heading west to international markets pass through Wyatt. Wyatt is also the leading commercial centre of Karsos. The city has over five-hundred thousand inhabitants, and the urban area covers 539km2, making Wyatt the largest city in Karsos both in terms of population and area. The city extends along the south coast of Wyatt Harbour, which is entered through a narrow inlet from the eastern end of the Paahdemeri.
Wyatt officially became a city in 1744, it is the center of the Karsos government, and industry with various headquarters of businesses based there.
The name Wyatt is based upon the name of the Torentine explorer Samuel Wyatt An alternate theory is that Wyatt is derived from the Chtit word li’hoy wahutt, meaning the place of calm water, referring to the sheltered harbour, but this story was probably concocted after the Objective Revolution when there was a movement to eradicate any trace of Duke Eloi’s and Karsos Torentine roots from the country’s history.
The current Wyatt area and its natural bay were first visited by Torentines during Samuel Wyatt’s search for an inland passage from the Abeceian Ocean to the Patronic ocean. Shortly thereafter, in 1752, the first Torentine colonists arrived and began to settle the Isthmus.
Valto Sparra founded Wyatt on 30 January, 1740 on the eastern bank of the Serens River. The harbour’s narrow entrance to the Paahdemeri, and abundant fresh water led to Wyatt’s early development as the principal port of the Karsos colony. An early map of Karsos, drawn in 1763 places the town center at the mouth of the Serens but the city has gradually moved farther east of the Serens River to its current location as inhabitants of the area became less dependent on the river as a source of fresh water.
During the first few years of its discovery, Karsos provided no immediate wealth to the Torentine nobility that controlled it. It was poor in gold and silver and the precious stones, for which it is now famous had not yet been discovered.
This apparent lack of value left Wyatt and the rest of Karsos largely unpopulated, and considered to be little more than a backwater of the Torentine Empire.
The Dukes Dominion
After the death of Valto Spara and the subsequent appointment of Duke Eloi of Sanchi as Governor, the Karsos colony was largely forgotten by Torentine. Though it had never been a primary destination for colonists from that country it had achieved a reputation as a place for those who did not quite fit in Torentine society. As deserved as that reputation may have been in a few short years after the Duke became Governor it was replaced with tales of abject domination. The city itself continued to develop and even though the colony on the whole was perhaps not viable Wyatt thrived after a fashion. There were some stone buildings in it by the late 1770’s but they were either the property of the Duke and his friends or military fortifications. The average resident of Wyatt lived in rudimentary wooden buildings on the edge of extreme poverty.
The Great Fire
In June and July of 1794 the Revolutionary Militia and forces loyal to Duke Eloi fought hand to hand through the streets of Wyatt. It was the last battle of the War of Independence, and Duke Eloi and his “Loyalists” had no hope of surviving against the Revolutionaries. Atrocities had already been committed on both sides and the Duke and his friends believed they would be summarily executed if captured.
With only a minimal force of Loyalist troops engaged in a harassing guerrilla-like withdrawal Duke Eloi and as many loyalists as could fit, made their escape aboard three Torentine frigates. They shelled the city as they sailed.
While legend says it was that shelling that caused it, it is not know for certain if that or one of the myriad of small fires burning from the battle inside the city started the conflagration that would end in the city being razed to the ground.
The fire that began on July 2 burned for 4 days and claimed the lives of over 100 residents. By the time it was done there was not a habitable structure standing. So intense was the heat generated by the fire as it consumed the predominately wooden buildings and shanties that it even cracked the mortar of the few stone buildings in Wyatt at that time, leaving them uninhabitable.
Wyatt expanded greatly in the early years of the First Republic. New buildings were constructed from the most abundant materials of the isthmus, mainly wood, combining various architectural styles from its Torentine history, as well as developing a new simple style all it’s own. During this period the city also built some civic monuments to the War of Independence.
Trade and Industry
Wyatt is Karsos' largest city and the heart of its business community. It is home to the Karsos Stock Exchange and 1/3 of all Karsos business' have their headquarters in the capital.
Wyatt has the largest harbour and most advanced dockyard in the nation with the ability to handle multiple ships offloading/loading cargo at the same time. The dockyard (managed by Daynight Logistics) works around the clock on a 3 shift rotation to accommodate shipments no matter what time they arrive in port. It is rare for a ship to remain in port more than a single day.
Of note in the area are the Banking/Financial Industry, Manufacturing, Service and Automotive industries.
Wyatt is the regional hub for transportation and the main point of ingress to the nation from abroad.
Road and Rail
Wyatt lies at the convergence of the Bay Route, Narrows and Highlands freeways giving it excellent road access to the entire nation.
The city enjoys the service of 2 Railway companies, Haggart Transcontinental and National Cargo Coast, though only Haggart Transcontinental services the port and carries the lions share of all cargo leaving the city.
Wyatt International Airdrome (EC-CCESS airport code KWIA - WIA) serves the city for both passenger and cargo traffic.
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The general aviation sector is well represented in Wyatt, with a number of facilities on-field able to provide aircraft charter and rental, handling, maintenance and training to commercial level. There are also a few smaller airfields in the vicinity.
The port at Wyatt is the largest port in the country and handles the majority of shipping entering and leaving Karsos. It is considered among the best ports in the world and leads Karsosian ports in cargo handling and innovation within the industry.
Geography and Climate
Wyatt is a popular tourist destination in Karsos due to its dry climate, natural setting, and well-developed infrastructure. The city has several well-known historical sites and is part of the “Revolutionary Route” which features sites of importance to Karsos’ First, and Objective Revolutions. Many tourists also take advantage of the scenic lakeshore drive which takes them past historic Government house, and the Directors residence. The drive also takes them along Chapman's Promenade, a narrow road that links Wyatt with the western shore of Wyatt Bay, for the views of the Bay and Paahdemeri.
Many tourists also visit Wyatt's beaches, which are popular with local residents as well Due to the city's unique geography, it is possible to visit several different beaches in the same day, each with a different setting and atmosphere. Beaches located on the Bay Coast tend to have very warm water that originates in the Paahdemeri.
The city has several notable cultural attractions. The Sommes Waterfront, built beside the docks of the Port of Wyatt, is one of the city's most popular shopping venues, with almost a hundred shops and the ever popular Driftwood Aquarium. Part of the charm of “The Waterfront”, as it is locally known, is that the Port continues to operate and visitors can watch ships enter and leave. There are dozens of B&Bs in Wyatt where you can spend a romantic Karsosian night with the light of your life. Wyatt is noted for its architectural style, having a high density of modern style buildings. The Garrett Theater Center is the main performing arts venue in Wyatt. While the cultural center revolves around the National Gallery and the Bayside Amphitheater.
Education in Karsos is privately funded and controlled. Wyatt offers a wide variety of educational choices up to and including 3 post-secondary vocational schools and a large university, The Divine Academy's Wyatt Institute of Technology (DA-WIT).
The Mayor and City Councilors are the budgetary officers for the city. They are concerned solely with the division and allocation of private donations and federal government transfers to the city for police, fire and emergency services. They meet every weekday from 09:00 till 14:00 at City Hall. Residents of Wyatt can bring petitions in front of the city council every Monday and Wednesday between 12:00 and 14:00.
The federal government is headquartered in the city and Wyatt is the home of the Karsos Supreme Court.